The “Whole” AEW Roster Will Be Back Soon Says Tony Khan

Tony Khan speaks in the ring

AEW could be getting some reinforcements in following All Out.

AEW President, Tony Khan took part in a media call ahead of this weekend’s All Out pay-per-view and when asked about the notable decline in ratings for both of the company’s weekly shows in Dynamite and Rampage, Khan told Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston, that he’s not too worried about it as he plans to have his ‘whole’ roster back following this weekend’s event.

“Honestly, I’m really excited, man, because I want to reset and I am very cognizant for some of the fans that you know, some of what I did with Rampage in the summer was try to make the best of a situation where I wanted to load the show up with stars as we had in the beginning with the first episode of Rampage, matches like Kenny Omega vs. Christian [Cage]. And in the first year, matches like Bryan Danielson vs. Eddie Kingston, and CM Punk vs. Powerhouse Hobbs.”

“We have not been able to offer those kinds of matches because when those guidance guys have been healthy, I’ve had to put that kind of stuff on Dynamite just to be honest. And now we’re at a point where when the whole roster’s back by this week, I think this Friday on the live Rampage. Hopefully, it will be a preview of what’s in store after All Out because I think after All Out, the roster is going to be as strong as a place is it’s been a long time. It’s probably the strongest it’s ever been.”

AEW has had their fair share of notable issues over the past number of weeks as now-former AEW World Champion, CM Punk called out Adam Page during a promo, in which Punk didn’t give notice to either Page nor Khan beforehand, Punk would then lose a title unification match in under two-minutes against Jon Moxley, just a week later and former TNT Champion, Sammy Guevara made disparaged comments about Eddie Kingston’s physical appearance which led to a backstage altercation between the pair.

However, it appears as most of the aforementioned issues have been handled internally as Kingston and Guevara reportedly spoke and squashed their beef and Punk has been given a rematch against Moxley for the AEW World Title, this weekend at All Out.

The updated card for AEW: All Out can be found below:

  • Jon Moxley (C) vs. CM Punk — AEW World Championship
  • Jade Cargill (C) vs. Athena — TBS Championship
  • Toni Storm vs. Hikaru Shida vs. Jamie Hayter vs. Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. — Interim AEW Women’s World Championship
  • Swerve Strickland & Keith Lee (C) vs. The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens — AEW World Tag Team Championship
  • Wardlow & FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) vs. Jay Lethal & Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)
  • Claudio Castagnoli vs. Dante Martin vs. Penta Oscuro vs. Rey Fenix vs. Andrade El Idolo vs. Rush vs. Wheeler Yuta vs. The Joker (TBA) — Casino Ladder Match
  • Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Jericho
  • Christian Cage vs. Jungle Boy
  • Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Ricky Starks
  • The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson) vs. Dark Order or Best Friends — AEW Trios World Championship
  • House of Black vs. Sting, Darby Allin, and Miro
  • HOOK (C) vs. Angelo Parker — FTW Championship — Zero Hour Pre-Show
  • Eddie Kingston vs. Tomohiro Ishii — Zero Hour Pre-Show

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(h/t to InsideTheRopes for the transcriptions)